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Microsoft Thought About Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Bad Rep

What do you think of when you think of Internet Explorer? Unsupported error messages, crashing, grandparents, death’s sweet embrace — generally not-great things. And the people who brought you IE know that, which is why they actually considered changing its name to something — anything — else.


The Best (And Worst) Browser For Your Laptop's Battery Life

Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop’s battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind(‘s laptop batteries).


You Can Download Adobe's Patch For The Internet Explorer Flaw Right Now

Just a little over a day after Microsoft revealed a massive Internet Explorer vulnerability, Adobe is pushing out an emergency security update to patch the Flash-enabled flaw. In other words, if you’re an IE user (and statistically 26 per cent of you are), go and download it right now.


New Vulnerability Found In Every Single Version Of Internet Explorer

According to a confirmation by Microsoft late last night, a new zero day vulnerability has been found to affect every version of Internet Explorer. In other words — over a quarter of the entire browser market.


This Bookmarklet Will Get Your Reading At 400 Words Per Minute (Or More)

If you’re a slow reader, then reaching 400 words per minute or more might seem like an impossible task. That’s not taking into considering reading comprehension — what good is being fast if you’re not absorbing anything? One way to improve your abilities is computer-assisted speed reading, something you can get right now in your browser with a bookmarklet called “Squirt”.


Website Buys Customers New Computers To Avoid Dealing With IE7

Have you been mocking grandma for holding fast to a clunky, barely functional copy of Internet Explorer 7? Get ready to eat your words. A nurse and patient-pairing website has decided that, rather than put up with customers trying to run IE7, it’s just going to buy them a whole new computer, goddammit — fancy new browser included.


What The Most Popular Web Browser Is From Each Country In The World

The green is Chrome. The blue is Internet Explorer. The orange-ish colour is Firefox. If you can see any red or grey that would be Opera and Safari respectively.


European Union Fines Microsoft $730 Million Over Browser Monopoly

The European Union competition police has handed Microsoft an enormous $730 million fine after the software giant admitted that a “technical error” saw new Windows machines arriving without the option to choose a default web browser.


Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 Is Finally Available For Download

Windows 7 users are finally getting Internet Explorer 10. They’ll be auto-upgraded in a few weeks, but you can go ahead and download the updated browser starting today.


Your Ancient Internet Explorer Is Wasting Everyone's Time And Money

The New York Times’ spectacular multimedia feature, “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, is incredible. The elegant design and tasteful extras only contribute to the gripping narrative. It’s everything we’ve been promised about the journalism of the future. But if you’re looking at it on Internet Explorer 8, you’re doing it wrong.


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